Michael is currently the Head of Design at Dataminr, the first real-time information discovery company for Finance, News and the Public Sector. He leads the UXD team and is responsible for the overall design and experience of the desktop app, mobile products (iPhone & iPad), email systems, internal products and external communications.
Recently he merged his passion for time pieces, technlogy and wearables by becoming an advisor to Nooka.
Since 2005 Michael has published his thoughts on design at Design Notes. Topics of interest range from people's daily experiences with technology to typography to photography among many others.
When not designing, writing, or shooting photos, he loves cycling in and around the city. He can be reached at michael at michaelsurtees dot com.
Michael has been fortunate to work with many great companies such as Forbes, Thomson Reuters, Panasonic, AIGA National, Optimum Cable, Nooka, Daylife, Etsy and Undercurrent among many others.
You can view his portfolio HERE.
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Our Q&A with Michael Surtees, a Product Design Director and practitioner of user experience design (UXD) based in NYC. Michael is currently leading Product Design at Dataminr.
Jeffrey Zeldman interviews Michael Surtees.The two designers discuss managing a small, nimble design practice; getting clients; balancing client services work with product development and blogging; Michael’s journey from employee to entrepreneur; avoiding static comps and wireframes; and much more.
We challenged Surtees to create a weather app that works on multiple devices (Web, iPhone, BlackBerry and iPad) in just three hours. Surtees brainstormed with the help of Twitter, reconsidered what people want in a weather app, and tested early wireframes on multiple devices.
What is happening out there on the streets? Or, rather, on the walls and subways and sidewalks where street artists and advertisers show off their new ideas. In this new, occasional department, we ask design professionals to tell us what they see when they traverse the city.
Michael Surtees talking about Agile Design